Nikolaos Trichakis

Nikos Trichakis is an assistant professor of business administration in the Technology and Operations Management Unit, teaching the ‘Understanding and Influencing Operations as an Investor’ course in the MBA elective curriculum, and the ‘Stochastic Modeling’ course in the doctoral curriculum.

In his research, Professor Trichakis investigates the interplay of fairness and efficiency in resource allocation problems and operations, together with the inherent tradeoffs that arise in balancing these objectives. He is interested in diverse industry applications ranging from health care to airlines to finance. His work has been published in Management Science and Operations Research.

Professor Trichakis received his Ph.D. in operations research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He also holds MS degrees from Stanford University and Imperial College (UK), and a BS degree from Aristotle University (Greece), all in electrical and computer engineering. Before his doctoral studies, Professor Trichakis worked in software development at Sungard APT in London.

  1. Finalist for the 2011 Pierskalla Award from the Health Applications Society of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) for his paper with Dimitris Bertsimas and Vivek F. Farias, "Fairness, Efficiency and Flexibility in Organ Allocation for Kidney Transplantation" (Operations Research, January–February 2013).

  2. Third Prize Winner of the 2012 George B. Dantzig Dissertation Award from the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS).

  3. Winner of the 2013 Junior Faculty Forum Paper Competition from INFORMS for "Pareto Efficiency in Robust Optimization" with Dan Iancu (Management Science, January 2014).